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FOX News
Feb 2, 2013 5:00am EST
and today we got a first look at the accused gunman, jimmy lee dykes. joining me is fox news own jonathan serri. what is the latest. >> police are talking to the suspect through a pvc pipe leading into the underground bunker but releasing few details. today we did get the first glimpse of the school bus that was involved in the shooting. authorities drove the bus out of the neighborhood first and then at the main highway hitched it to the back of a tow truck which carried the bus away. this is the bus that 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes allegedly boarded tuesday afternoon reportedly demanding two child hostages. the school bus driver charles pollen, jr. refused and tried to block the gunman paying the ultimate price. a funeral service is scheduled sunday. the large venue has been reserved to accommodate a crowd of potentially thousands because the bus driver's family received a huge outpouring of support from the community. list. >> i believe it will be a place that they will celebrate not the death of mr. pol poland bue life. surely this man died an american hero. >> so an entire c
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
jimmy lee dykes who had been -- allegedly holding this boy in his backyard bunker all this time, that the suspect in the case is dead. kimberly, all of this began last tuesday afternoon. the boy was riding home on a school bus in this neighborhood, in this area where i am when a gunman boarded the bus, the bus driver positioned himself between the gunman and the children. the gunman opened fire fatally wounding mr. poland and one of the children was taken hostage. that child being that 5-year-old brought to a backyard bunker in the backyard of this suspect jimmy lee dykes, a 65-year-old who neighbors describe as very territorial someone who would become violent if neighbors or even a dog would venture anywhere close to his property. neighbors saying he harbored very strong anti government views. through out the standoff that ensued authorities kept a long line of communication with the suspect 24-hours a day through a pvc pipe that was providing ventilation from the surface down into under ground bunker. authorities releasing very few details about the discussions. the sheriff only sa
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 4:30am PST
. during the operation they shot and killed jimmy lee dykes. the little boy was taken to the hospital where he spent the night with family and security and authorities say he is in good spirits. >> he is doing fine, he is laughing joking playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6- year-old young man to do. >> jimmy lee dykes snatched the little boy from the school bus last tuesday and fatally shot the boy. they are now checking out jimmy lee dykes' property for explosive devices. >>> they have released a man they say beat a 74-year-old woman during a home invasion. he is thin build with a light complexion and it happened on mahoning any drive -- happen -- mahoning drive yesterday afternoon. >>> some parents are calling for reform. they are urging this grant and parents and teachers are so angry after he kicked a expect needs student in 2010. in a public statement he failed to acknowledge this. >>> he finds americans spent 5.5 billion hours sitting in traffic in 2011 and the clogged roads cost $21 billion in time and fuel. the oakland area tied with los angeles a
Univision
Feb 2, 2013 5:35am EST
aumentara hasta superar la población de blanco lo que no ocurria desde que fue colonizado. >> jimmy lee dykes todavia tiene secuestrado al menor de 6 años y se trata de hacer negociación. >> y en 4 muestras de un a hamburguesa de burger king en polonia había carne de caballo en pocas cantidades se hace investigación. >> y veamos que hay en aquí y ahora. >> el observatorio de dinamica de la nasa observo como la masa coronal esta en actividad y podrían llegar en 3 días a la tierra producen imágenes tan espectaculares como estas pero
Univision
Feb 1, 2013 11:35pm PST
ocurria desde que fue colonizado. >> jimmy lee dykes todavia tiene secuestrado al menor de 6 años y se trata de hacer negociación. >> y en 4 muestras de un a hamburguesa de burger king en polonia había carne de caballo en pocas cantidades se hace investigación. ahora.eamos que hay en aquí y
FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 1:00am PST
boy continues to be held in a secure underground bunker. reports are that jimmy lee dykes the man accused of holding the boy has allowed police to deliver coloring books, medication and toys for him. that, of course, a good sign. we will be live on the scene later in the show to bring you the latest on the negotiations. police working very hard to free this boy and return him safely to his parents. now, back to guns. the obama administration is pushing to restrict gun ownership. if that happens will those laws even be enforced? sheriffs in 39 states say they will not only not follow the laws, they believe that those laws will violate the second amendment. with me are are maricopa county arizona sheriff joe arpaio from phoenix and ken christian is sen from santa fe. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> good to be with you, judge. >> judge jeanine: you not only believe that the proposed federal gun regulations are unconstitutional but you indicated that you will not allow federal agents to come to your state to enforce those laws. why is that? >> well, judge, we are are not go
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am PST
driving who tried to protect 20 children on his bus. he shot him -- jimmy lee dykes shot him and -- jimmy lee dykes shot him -- jimmy lee dykes shot him and then took a five- year-old and held him in an underground bunker as has been holding him ever since. >>> the fog may be -- i will let steve explain that, i saw some on the san mateo bridge and that's why we have a meteorologist on our staff he can explain that stuff. it does look good for the bay bridge toll plaza and when you get there, it has been light at the toll plaza with no major problems. i want to check out san jose downtown, it does not look too bad, northbound 208 traffic is moving a -- 280 traffic is moving along well. >> coastal inland fog, there is a lot of coast and bay fog helped along by a system coming in. it was clear and we have been dealing with 40s and 50s. oakland airport 48 half-moon bay, 41 san jose and i have seen it at antioch more in the 40s tropical clouds staying out of the south one system is showing a stronger system coming in on thursday and i think we will get a lot of cold air out of it. coa
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am PST
his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came afte
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00am EST
blackwell is in midland city this morning. so, are police still in contact with jimmy lee dykes? the man who grabbed the little boy? >> they are and they have been constantly. we're told by one of the special agents with the fbi on scene that the line of communication is open 24 hours a day and they're ready to speak with jimmy lee dykes whenever he's ready to speak with them. the sheriff of dale county is also using the media to communicate with mr. dykes. he said during a news conference that he wants to thank mr. dykes to deliver medication and color books and potato chips. he thanks mr. dykes for taking care of our boy. communication on the other side, outside of that bunker. we're told that the parent of this 5-year-old boy, ethan, are getting updates around the clock every hour on the hour, randi. >> how is the community holding up? certainly you can imagine when the media descends there, they can't enjoy being on national tv all the time, certainly over a case like this. >> well, i can tell you, we haven't met that yet. they want this story to get out. someone here in town has
WHUT
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
veteran has been holding a five- year-old lawyer hostage. jimmy lee dykes kidnapped the little boy last tuesday -- five- year-old little boy hostage. jimmy lee dykes kidnapped the little boy last tuesday. yesterday, law enforcement officials raided the bunker. >> a 7-day standoff came to an abrupt end when the fbi stormed an underground bunker here in rural alabama. officers raided the bunker and rescued the boy within seconds after negotiations with his captor, jimmy lee dykes, broke down. dykes was confirmed dead, though no details were given. the boy known only as ethan was described as physically unharmed and taken to a local hospital. ethan's ordeal began last tuesday when dykes boarded his school bus and demanded two boys between the ages of six and eight. the driver, chuck poland, blocked his path and was shot dead. dykes then grabbed ethan. the 65-year-old vietnam veteran was described by neighbors as an angry man.he patrolled his property with a gun. he was facing a court case for threatening neighbors. he was said by one to have beaten her dog to death. during the siege,
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00am PST
." day six and the standoff continues. jimmy lee dykes has not surre surrendersurren surrendered. >>> now, governor rick perry has taken a stand. what he said might surprise you. >>> and the moment is almost here, nope. not the super bowl, new york's fashion week. we'll have a preview. >>> it is sunday, february 3rd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurg
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
informed us that the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased. >> the standoff began tuesday afternoon,
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
information. we know that this line of communication with jimmy lee dykes has been opened overnight. we know that the temperatures overnight have been below freezing for the first time so, that has been the greatest worry for the safety of this boy. but, again, a news conference is scheduled to start in just about five minutes. if you see me look off to my left just about probably 40, 50 feet from me is where this news conference will happen. of course we'll bring you updates as they come in. miguel? >> what have you learned, victor, about how this 5-year-old is holding up right now? >> reporter: well, i can tell you up with of the things that has been reported over the past couple days is that he has been heard crying. and that originated from a comment from the mayor of midland city, virgil skipper. so i spoke with him this morning about if he, indeed, heard the boy crying himself. so i said, have you been to the bunker? she said no, i haven't been past the barrier. did you speak with someone who heard the boy crying i asked him. he said no one told me that specifically. so that was s
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am EST
boarded the school bus in this neighborhood. law enforcement authorities say jimmy lee dykes the suspect was demanding hostages. the driver on that bus tried to resist him standing between the gunman and the students, and that is when he was shot. the driver was fatally wounded and the driver took one of the hostages that 5-year-old boy to an under ground bunker in in his backyard. the bunker by all accounts was well stocked for food. this man was ready for the long hall. we don't know an exact motive but residents say jimmy lee dykes harbored strong anti government views and seemed paranoid would sometimes brandish a weapon if people got too close to his property. one neighbor said he went so far to beat to death her dog with a led pipe when that dog ventured on to the property. jimmy lee dykes was a ticking time bomb and they are not surprised that he resorted to violence. now law enforcement authorities reporting that jimmy lee dykes is dead the man accused of holding the boy hostage for nearly 7 days the boy is okay. he is at a hospital being checked out. >> you were reportin
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
days, building some type of positive relationship not only between themselves and jimmy lee dykes, but making every positive nuance they could get to connect him with that little boy. realize that mr. dykes we know was a father himself. he has a grown adult daughter. so all of these things would be very subtly rolled into the negotiations, and should mr. dykes be deceased at his own hands or at the hands of law enforcement, obviously that's a shame, but the thing that we want to see in a situation like this is, number one, we want the hostage to come out alive. number two, we want to protect law enforcement, and, number three, the hostage taker pretty much makes his own choice. for seven days they have extended to him the hand to come on out of that bunker and surrender himself. for seven days he's turned that down. he either made a decision himself today or law enforcement made a decision they were going to resolve it, and the positive thing is this little boy turning 6 on wednesday, he will be with his family to celebrate that birthday. >> well, as i say, our justice correspondent pe
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 11:00am EST
communications with jimmy lee dykes became agitated. he continued to talk, but as it went on and on, he became less willing to negotiate, we heard from alabama state police this morning. then they noticed he had a gun, how, i will leave that to chris. but they said when you add the agitation with this weapon, they from the sources we have spoken with, said it came down to three options, either he was going to shoot himself, he was going to shoot himself and ethan, or he was going to do something to force them to come in and shoot him. so they decided at about 3:00 local time, 4:00 eastern yesterday, they had to go in. they pulled him out. we know that jimmy lee dykes was dead when it was all over. >> all right. hold for a second, victor. i want to bring in chris lawrence. with this pentagon connection, chris, it's unbelievable to see how high up the chain the help came from. the defense secretary himself offering help. can you list out for us as best you can knowing we still have a lot of information to come, what kind of gear did the pentagon provide to help those authorities on th
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 1:00am EST
below ground bunker, being held, police say, by this man, 65-year-old vietnam vet named jimmy lee dykes. local authorities released that photo late today, first time we have gotten a look at him. he's said to be a survivalist with anti-government views. the immediate crisis began when authorities say he shot and killed a school bus driver and took the boy hostage. victor blackwell is in midland city, alabama, with late details. victor, you learned today the suspect may have met the bus driver before. what do you know about that? >> reporter: well, that's right, anderson. we know this could come down to the road and the bus. we know, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man, who we see is described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, a man not well liked in this community, we're told by neighbors that he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses on to his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dykes road and dykes fired shots a
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
kidnapper 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. however, details about the raid are still unclear at the moment as law enforcement officials begin what they say will be a thorough and labor-intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: relief in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. late monday afternoon that the tightly-knit community had anxiously been awaiting to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
boy's kidnapper 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. details are still unclear as law officials begin what they say say thorough and labor intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: released in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. wait that a tightly knit community had been anxious to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy has been held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a school bus last week, shot and killed the bus driver. fbi said negotiations with dykes deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered in a door at the top of the bunker. >> by grace of god, he's
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
neighbors have identified as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stopped a school bus, shot the driver, killed him, and took a random kindergarten on the bunker on his property. now, neighbors describe the vietnam veteran as a survivalist and a menace to the community who had a history of threatening people. our victor blackwell is about a half a mile away from the bunker tonight. victor, i know this has been a very troubling and disturbing the story, because now another 24 hours have gone by. there have been few developments in terms of whether this little boy will be freed. what can you tell us more about this suspect? >> reporter: well, we've spoken with more than a few people in this community who have had run-ins with jimmy lee dykes, and i can tell you that he's not well thought of in this community. they tell us stories of shouting at them, allegedly shooting at them. they say he patrolled his property between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. with a flashlight and a shotgun and threatened to shoot anyone or anything that came on to his property. one woman we spoke with said she never even kne
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 1:00am PST
bunker jimmy lee dykes turned into a prison cell for a 5-year-old boy and a kind of twisted alamo where he made his final fatal stand. a bunker we're now learning that included two bombs. the fbi just released the photos. this is the bunker itself. the blue tent was added to preserve any evidence that may be underneath. now, as you can see, official vehicles surround the property. the sheriff's department, humvee, and in the background, a large armored vehicle. you can see the crime scene tape roping off a perimeter. this surrounded by sandbags is the pvc piping that leads into that bunker. negotiators used it to communicate at times with dykes. communications growing tenser and tenser, they say, until a decision was made to go in. so now this man, jimmy lee dykes, is dead, killed by an fbi team. his captive ethan -- we're withholding his last name -- is out of the hospital and said to be doing well. in a moment, what lies ahead for him. we'll talk with ed smart. he of course was lucky enough to be able to help his daughter elizabeth heal after being held captive for months. john
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
on, martin? >> reporter: wolf, this is day six of this hostage crisis that's been going on. jimmy lee dykes is the suspect. we've been informed by authorities there's been a major development in this case. that's about the only way they will classify what's happened. we have noted there's been some significant activity taking place on site. we saw two ambulances go and then leave the property. they didn't have their lights on. we've also seen clusters of authorities on site as well. all of this of course unusual from what weem been watching over the past several days. and then we've been told there's going to be a news conference and a fairly significant one in just a few minutes. there was a news conference that was held earlier today. it was by the local sheriff. and he insinuated for the first time there could be a motive to all this. listen to what he had to say. >> i can't really comment on anything specific. the communications, anything like that, that's been going on. what i can say generally is based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that's important to him
FOX
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
coloring books, medication, toys. >> authorities remain in constant contact with 65-year- old jimmie lee dykes through a pvc pipe. this is an animation of what the bunker is believed to look like. >> they have to appeal to his sense of duty. he was a former navy personnel in vietnam. again, whatever issues he has with the government, he has to also know the eyes of the world are on him. he's not going to be hurt. >> the boy's family is sticking close with the local pastor. >> literally amazing how well they are holding together in faith, you know, believing that this young boy is going to get to come home. >> candle light vigils are being held nearly every evening. a memorial service was held this evening for the bus driver. >> it's a lot of pain and for the bus driver, is a hero. he is also gone. >> funeral services are sunday. investigators say the suspect randomly chose the little boy he is holding hostage. in midland city, alabama, craig boswell, fox news. >>> and we are continuing to follow a developing story closer to home. a community in maryland is still in mourning tonight after a tragic hous
FOX
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
negotiating with jimmy lee dykes, the man that they say shot pollen. >> they are showing that they have the patients necessary. >> reporter: the remainder of midland city hoping and praying for the safe return of a 5-year- old boy dykes is holding hostage. >> he is coming out. we don't know when and we won't ever know why we were faced with this as a community, as a whole. >> reporter: negotiators say the suspect is continually allowing these investigators, the fbi negotiators to delivery temperatures to the little boy including toys, food and much needed medicine. maureen? >> do you know anything more about jimmy lee dykes background? anything about what may have triggered him to shoot the bus driver then take the boy hostage. >> right, the motive, those are the questions we don't have answers to. we are learning more about the history, where he was in the service. he was decorated. since had run-ins with the law and people here describe him in negative terms as paranoid a survivalist, antigovernment type. no motive at this point. i spoke to the sheriff a little while ago and don't know if
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 2:00am PST
that freed ethan came just in the nick of time because jimmy lee dykes, the man who snatched the child off a school bus and held him captive for close to a week had his bunker rigged with a pair of bombs. this morning bomb technicians are still looking for even more explosives at the scene. victor blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together wi
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 2:00am EST
day, and every day the route ended right at the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes' property, the man inside that bunker. we've said as we've learned from neighbors the past few days that jimmy lee dykes is very protective of his property, they say he would walk his property line with a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other and shout at anything or any animal that walked across his property. each day we're told by a man who's known the bus driver about 20 years, he would turn that bus on the road at the end of the road, just the tip of it, at jimmy lee dykes' property and that made dykes angry. and he would shout at the man and the bus. what we're also told, there were times when he went in, speaking about the driver, who tried to mend fences, tried to make amends for driving on his property, took him presents. that didn't work. this might have been the catalyst for what happened on tuesday when, again, that bus stopped in front of jimmy lee dykes' property. >> the bunker is on his property. can you give us a sense of what is going on there, as we're now having day fo
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
, jimmy lee dykes, was killed. two explosives were also found near the scene. sources reveal the fbi got a camera inside the bunker and made their move when jimmy lee dykes began carrying a gun. little ethan is back with his family and will celebrate his 6th birthday tomorrow. >>> new questions to night about the partial blackout during the super bowl. and among those questions are when did officials know there could be problems in the stadium. and, whether enough was done ahead of time to prevent any issues. jim handley with a few answers. >> reporter: jim tonight we are learning there were concerns about a power everload at the super dome months before sunday's big game. tests done on electrical feeders inside the stadium show decay and chance of failure. super dome engineers shared this information with the state back in october. in december the state spent close to $600,000 to upgrade those decaying lines. the nfl tonight says they were aware of the upgrades and right now doesn't appear sunday's outage was connected to the repairs. another thing, officials ruled out today, beyonc
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
getting the first look at a man holding a kindergartner hostage in an underground bunker. jimmy lee dykes, a retired truck drive history moved to the area five years ago. police say tuesday he boarded a school bus near his home, killed the driver, took the 5-year-old boy at gunpoint. victor, i know you have learned something about the connection between dykes and the bus driver. >> reporter: erin, that bus driver charles poland drove that route right down 231 at midland city, alabama, every day, and every day the route ended right at the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes' property, the man inside that bunker. we've said as we've learned from neighbors the past few days that jimmy lee dykes is very protective of his property, they say he would walk his property line with a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other and shout at anything or any animal that walked across his property. each day we're told by a man who's known the bus driver about 20 years, he would turn that bus on the road at the end of the road, just the tip of it, at jimmy lee dykes' property and that made dykes angry.
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the news that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
deteriorate between the suspect, jimmy lee dykes and authorities. police saw dykes with a gun. they felt ethan was in imminent danger. after 3:00 they decided to enter the underground bunker and rescue ethan. not clear how authorities stormed the bunker. witnesses say they heard two lou loud blasts. jimmy lee dykes was killed in the eration, we don't know by a blast, officer or if he killed himself. investigators praised ethan for being so brave. >> i have been off to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. he is laughing, joking, playing, eating, and the things that you would expect a there manorral, 6-year-old young man to do. >> ethan is look frg waing forwo celebrating his birthday. tonight, president obama called director muler to compliment the work today and commended coordination between federal and local law enforcement. become to you. >> thank you. local care giver arrested for abuse inside a maryland group home. police say she attacked a disabled man and encouraged a rez didn resident to join in and fight caught on video. erica gonzalez from columbia, maryla
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 11:00am PST
jimmy lee dykes and the community that surrounded him, she says, with love and support. >> we can fight and we can push through and we can pray and that our prayers are going to be answered that ethan is coming home to be with his large family. >> her name is michelle riley. she is making black, blue and red ribbons. black to mourn the death and blue and red to symbolize the school colors of dale county schools, miguel. >> sound like a very fitting tribute for mr. poland today. police have not saying much about the kidnapping itself. what is the latest there? >> they have not said much about the kidnapping itself. there was a news conference very brief and the sheriff said this is a tough day for our family speaking about the funeral of charles poland. we do know that they are in constant communication and that line is open with jimmy lee dykes. also, we are are told that there is a possibility that more of those comfort items, the toys and games and coloring books, food and even the medication that needs to be delivered to that bunker, that could be delivered today. miguel? >> vi
FOX
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
. >>> and new details about jimmy lee dykes where that young boy was held underground. >>> and a young girl prompted patrols to step up in one bay area neighborhood. >>> good morning, the commute looks good and we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather coming up. . >> good morning clear skies, back in the 30s and 40s and temperatures are mainly in the 50s. >>> later vice-president joseph biden will issue the swearing in of john kerry. he has been officially working since friday and working since monday. he is making security around the world a priority and this comes after the deadly attack in again gas and bash benghazi. >>> the president is in annapolis maryland and he will press the senator on immigration reform and budget issues. house democrats will hear from the president at their annual retreat on thursday. >>> several people are heading there today over gun control. singer tony benefit and actress amanda pete are calling on congress to reduce gun violence and in an assault weapons ban. they are part of a website. >>> they are considering a n
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
jimmy lee dykes. that's the first time we have gotten a look at him. he's said to be a survivalist with anti-government views. he shot and killed a school bus driver and took the boy hostage. victor blackwell is in midland with details. you learned today that the suspect may have met the bus driver before. what do you know about that? >> that's right, anderson. we know this could come down to the road and the bus. gueye know, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man we see, was described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds. a man who was not well liked in this community. we're told by neighbors he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses onto his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dikes' road, and dykes fired a shot at him. that was supposed to be on wednesday, but we know by wednesday, dykes and this kindergartner had been in this bunker for some time. we want to show you the bunker, the lay of the land. this
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
happened. they only informed us that the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased. >> the standoff began
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
who dragged him there. how did hostage taker jimmy lee dykes die in the raid? how did authorities see dykes holding a weapon, a key development deciding to act immediately and what was the explosion at the time of the raid? was it tactical or did dykes plant explosives around the bunker as some neighbors feared? but for the moment at least a small town community is celebrating the boy who has been at the center of their prayers is unharmed and in good spirits. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> reporter: sheriff wally olson speaking after the 5-year-old we've come to know as ethan was rescued from his six-day nightmare. >> he's a very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot and it's by the grace of god that he's okay. >> reporter: it happened monday afternoon, negotiations broke down and authorities thought that jimmy lee dykes who kidnapped ethan and held him underground for a week had a gun. they stormed the bunker. >> i heard a big boom and then i heard i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: and give us a sense how
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
to do. >> reporter: negotiations with the boy's abductor jimmy lee dykes broke down monday afternoon. they took the young -- jimmy lee dykes took the young boy off a school bus, and authorities feared for the boy's safety and stormed the underground retreat. >> i believe i heard a shot. >> give us a sense of how loud of a boom. >> very loud? >> yes, it literally made me jump off the ground. >> reporter: jimmy lee dykes was shot and killed. ethan was reunited with his family at a local hospital. his uncle said he was kept overnight and they have many days of work ahead of them but this morning the entire community is sharing a collective sense of relief. >> these men and women, they are parents as well and it is a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> reporter: now behind me police are processing the crime scene but there is a bit of good news. ethan has a big day tomorrow and it is his 6th birthday no doubt his family has a lot to celebrate. i am sarah gannon, back to you. >>> a dramatic high speed crash involving a woman driving a stolen jeep and it was all
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> little boy held hostage for six days is safe after the fbi stormed a bunker in alabama. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed a school bus driver last week and abducted the boy. negotiations deteriorated this afternoon and that jimmy lee dykes was seen with agog, that is when they decided to -- with a gun, that is when they decided to enter the bunker. witnesses heard a explosion and gunfire. the boy has adhd and wasn't hurt. >> fbi agents fearing the child was in danger, entered and rescued the child. the child is physically unharmed and being treated at a local hospital. >> jimmy lee dykes was a vietnam veteran. he was known as a anti- government loaner. neighbors say he beat a dog to death once with a led pipe. >>> president obama brought his push for gun control to minnesota today. he met with leaders in minneapolis on what the city has done to reduce gun violence. he is promoting a ban on assault weapons. he want to strengthen mental health screenings for gun buyers. >> john kerry reported for his first day on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. amba
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
jimmy lee dykes and during that operation they shot and killed 55-year- old jimmy lee dykes. the little boy spent the night with his family in the hospital and he was in good spirits. >> he is laughing joking playing eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> he is actually about to turn six years old and authorities said jimmy lee dykes snatched the little boy from a school bus last tuesday and shot and killed the bus driver. a bomb squad is checking out his property for possible explosive devices. >>> the federal administration is requiring boeing to run new test flights on the dreamliner jet. all 787s are grounded after battery fires last month. they are looking into whether lithium batteries work just to get to the cause of problems. they say the landings showed the same problems the dreamliner had on ewhile on the ground -- while on the ground in boston. >>> bay area prices for gas are nearly $3.90 per gallon and they are near $4 in parts of southern california. done expect the prices to go down -- don't expect the prices to go down and so
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
bunker is safe and in good spirits at a hospital. >> the suspect jimmy lee dykes is dead after fbi agents stormed his bunker. we have the details. >> good morning ainsley. good morning heather. a community breathing a sigh of relief as the little 5-year-old boy has been freed from the hands of this suspect jimmy lee dykes. they told us he was in eminent danger. the constant communication between the suspect and negotiators was beginning to deteriorate. it is unclear how but they confirmed he was holding a gun and the situation was becoming tense. remained so after the incident because last night they continued to sweep his property and check for buried bombs as the boy was taken to the local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he is laughing, joking, playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he is very brave. he is very lucky and the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> we were at the hospital last night and spoke to fbi officials on the scene. they told us he was safe and he was okay. they released no details about h
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation. it would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. >>> switching gears, are
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 2:00am EST
church continued to grow, authorities remain in constant communication with jimmy lee dykes, speaking to him over a telephone in his bunker. a law enforcement source characterized dykes as contentious the entire time. despite that, dykes allowed authorities to deliver what were called comfort items through a hatch. >> he allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. >> reporter: dykes was said to be caring for the boy, providing an electric heater and blankets to keep him warm, leaving authorities to take the unusual step of thanking the boy's kidnapper. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: all seemed well until sunday afternoon, when negotiators noticed a change in dykes' demeanor. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated. >> reporter: according to law enforcement sources on the scene, authorities used a camera to monitor what was going on inside the bunker while an fbi source tells cnn surveillance drones were used to observe the site from above round the clock. meanwhile, highly trained fbi hostage rescue teams like this one in a
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am EST
jimmy lee dykes is accused of kidnapping the boy and killing the bus driver. ethan is held in an underground bunker and reportedly not been harmed. negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pipe but say there are no signs of progress. >>> it was a dramatic and contentious day of testimony for chuck hagel. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong, that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no anxious. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear this point on israel. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: hagel had on the terror organization, incorrectly referred to the u.s. policy on iran and nuclear weapons as
Telemundo
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
confirmaron la liberacin del niÑo y tambin la muerte del secuestrador, "jimmy lee dykes", al dar por agotadas las negociaciones ... ---el pasado martes, dykes abordo un autobus escolar, asesin al conductor y se llev al un niÑo al bunker de donde hoy fue rescatado... cesar ---muchos inmigrantes al llegar a este pais, lentamente se van deshaciendo de sus costumbres y de su cultura... pitch - blanca ---sin embargo, hay jovenes que quieren re-descubrir la magia de los pueblos que vieron nacer a sus antepasados. ---tal es el caso de una estudiante de california, que ha organizado hasta cursos para que otros jovenes aprendan su cultura zapoteca. ---azlea iniguez nos amplia en el siguiente reportaje. take pkg ;01 ;10 1;00 1;27 cesar ---nueva pausa pero en dos minutos, take vo ---en mexico, guardias civiles enmascarados hieren a dos personas que se dirigian a la playa. take vo - blanca ---fallecen 8 turistas mexicanos en un accidente de autobus en california. take sot segment ends en la torre b de pemex ocurrida la semana pasada que dejo 37 muertos, fue causada por acumulacin de gas: no hub
FOX
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
following tonight, a hostage crisis in alabama now on day five. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is in constant communication with police, as he continues to hold a 5-year-old boy in his underground shelter. fox's craig boswell is live from midland city, alabama with the latest. >> reporter: maureen, good evening to you. investigators have listed items, including a heater and blankets and also toys provided to the boy in the bunker. those were new items. they also had a message for the alleged kidnapper. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's, that's very important. >> reporter: investigators say alleged alabama gunman and kidnapper jimmy jimmy lee dykes is allowing food, warmth, toys and medicine to a 5-year- old boy he's been holding in a bunker tuesday since. as of now, the suspect is showing no signs of giving in. a day after the schoolbus was towed away as evidence, more stories are being told about the bus driver, charles poland, jr. >> surely this man died an american hero. >> the laughter and the love he had for kids, somebody would lay their life down. that's a her
KRON
Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
electricity and is well stocked with food and water. neighbors, who identify the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, say he could stay holed up for a while. the death toll in the explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state-owned oil company. has now risen to 32. investigators say, the blast which collapsed the lower floors of the pemex building in mexico city yesterday. appears to have been accidental. but all possibilities are being examined. more than 120 people were injured. a government official says, early signs point to a problem in an area that housed electrical and air- conditioning equipment. >> a big headache for bank of america customers today. when its online banking system crashed! the issue first came about this morning, but as of now. the customers are still unable to access their account online. customers trying to log on. saw a message that said the site was "temporarily unavailable." however, customers can still access their accounts at a-t-m's and at banking centers. bank of america said, it is working on the problem, but would not elaborate on what caused the outage, nor when the
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
identifies him as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the two are holed up in an underground bunker or tornado shelter. police are able to get medicine to the young boy. but officials aren't saying much about communications. they're communicating through a pvc pipe. the gunman bored the school bus in midland city. and then killed the bus driver and took the young hostage. >>> a ferocious storm system raked its way through the country. it's making its way north. at least two people have lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many have lost their homes and tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city, all a part of the nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in adairsville, georgia. 100 people were at work when the twister took aim on this plant. thankfully, all were safe. in tennessee, the national weather service confirmed four tornadoes touched down. one man was killed by a falling tre
KRON
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
local news outlets have identified him as jimmy lee dykes. they say the standoff between dykes and authorities began after he shot a bus driver and took the boy off a school bus. he has kept the child in an underground bunker for the past three days. retail giant walmart is putting a limit on how much ammunition customers can buy. this comes after a surge in demand following the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. joe johns reports. >> wal-mart is not the only retailer. this spans of a new store is setting a limit of only 10 boxes per day for semiautomatic weapons. there is increased demands and retail stores nationwide. firearms have a few reasons why. increased gun prices and record highs. more guns, more ammunition, and higher traffic at gun. with increased activity and they are purchasing more rounds. >> this could be increasing more. there is a proposal for a ticket% tax on ammunition. what ever the cost table set a limit. this will limit individuals and require background checks. there right now a fugitive drug addict can walk into a retail and fill up hi
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
, jimmy lee dykes was killed during the raid. dykes fired on agents first. >> in split second flash bang, shoot before mr. dykes would have an opportunity to react. >> since the raid they found two bombs at that site. >>> as many as six people are dead in a van crash in texas. they were carrying possible illegal immigrants when this crashed. according to someone who lives near the ranch, some of the survivors were banging on the door pleading for help. >>> when you find out you're about to bring another person into the world, you do everything you can to keep them safe. this may be the toughest of all. if you're pregnant, the air you breathe in could play a role in your baby's life. >> ladies, when it comes to your lashes, what brand do you trust? >> we were expecting a big announcement from the boy scouts of america. it did not come. find out the delay in coming up. >>> pregnant women already have to avoid certain foods, caffeine and alcohol. should expectant moms monitor the air they breathe. there are new concerns. researchers found women who breathe polluted air may be at an increase
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